An article by Vokya D, added on 29 November 2023 2 min. reading

Between January and August 2023, the Paris Île-de-France destination welcomed 22,2 million hotel arrivals, marking a significant increase of 12,8% compared to the previous year. However, these figures remain below 2019 levels, with a decrease of 5,3%. During the summer period from June to August, although the number of hotel arrivals has increased by 5,9% compared to 2022, a slight reduction of 3,3% compared to 2019 was recorded.

Annual hotel attendance in Ile-de-France
Annual hotel attendance in Val-d’Oise

Rugby World Cup boosts tourism

The holding of the Rugby World Cup during the two months was a major driver for tourism, showing a notable increase of 7% compared to the same period of 2022. This growth was fueled largely by the dynamic presence of international customers, with a remarkable increase in 10%.

Positive outlook for the end of the year

The forecasts for the end of 2023 are promising, with hotel reservations up 9,9% for the month of November and 0,5% for December compared to the previous year. Airline reservations follow the same trend with significant increases of 14,4% in November and 3,7% in December compared to 2022. However, although these figures are encouraging, they remain below pre-crisis levels, with a decrease of 13,2% compared to the same period in 2019.

Forecasting hotel reservations ©D-EDGE Hospitality solutions

Dynamism confirmed for the start of 2024

Forecasts for the start of 2024 confirm the dynamism observed in 2023. Airline reservations anticipate notable growth of 16,3% from January to March compared to the same period in 2023 and 7,8% compared to the same period before the crisis. These prospects underline the resilience of the tourism sector in Île-de-France despite persistent challenges.

source: visitparisregion